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Trustee of The Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HIT Scotland)

Application Deadline: Friday 25th October 2019
The Charity

HIT Scotland is a Scottish charity seeking to appoint new trustees to the board due to the retirement of several current trustees. The charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary and aims to “empower inspirational development for those studying and working within Scottish hospitality”.

Over the years, HIT Scotland has awarded over 3000 inspirational scholarships to the emerging talent of the industry, and has helped over 14,000 students with educational bursaries. All of this charitable activity is led and supported by the industry it serves. This is all made possible by the fundraising events and unique networking activities that engage the industry throughout Scotland.

HIT Scotland has evolved over time and now collaborates with different sectors within hospitality including; tourism, leisure, the licensed trade and contract catering in addition to Further and Higher education.

The Background and Role

The current trustees come from a broad range of hospitality and tourism sectors covering hotel, catering, restaurant, licensed establishments, business management and related backgrounds. Trustees are appointed for three years and appointments can be renewed for up to a maximum of seven years. All trustees sit on the main board with nominated trustees sitting on specific sub committees, comprising of a Finance Committee, Scholarship and Bursary Committee, Remuneration Committee and an Audit and Governance Committee. The main board and finance committee usually convenes four times a year.

The Person

The Chair and Board of Trustees are undertaking a recruitment process to support our strategic programme of activity. The decision on new appointments will be based on the candidate’s knowledge and experience relevant to the needs of HIT Scotland's strategic vision and future development.

The trustees hope to appoint dynamic individuals, from across Scotland, who can commit their own personal time in attending the quarterly board meetings. Applicants should possess the drive and passion to make a difference within the industry, helping to enhance the values HIT Scotland aims to achieve within the strategic vision.

Voluntary Appointment

The trustees, as with all charities in Scotland, are not remunerated.

Further information about HIT Scotland can be found on the official website at Interested parties, in the first instance, should contact by email with a short note about why you would like to be considered for a trustee role on the board. Closing date for all applications Friday 25th October 2019. Successful applications will be contacted and invited to attend panel interviews which will be held in November 2019.

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